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ISANA: SANiTy Branch onsite – 2021 Conference

28/October/21 @ 9:15 am - 3:15 pm AEDT

It is important that delegates feel connected, supported and empowered in all areas of international education. This conference aims to bring participants together to explore potential challenges in a supportive environment. By attending the conference, participants will benefit enormously from connecting with experienced peers, gain valuable exposure to issues they may encounter and derive important feedback for their workplace.

Highlights of the Conference

  • Explore how we support the return of international students and re-orient them to life in Australia
  • Excellent networking opportunities with a variety of international education stakeholders
  • Exploring best practice from a local and national perspective


  • $50.00 ISANA Members
  • $150 Non-Members
  • $215 Conference + ISANA Membership

RSVP:  Monday, 25 October 2021

Register: CLICK HERE


Session times may change in the final program

9.15am – 9.30am Registration
9.30am – 9.40am Welcome address

Karyn Kent – Chief Executive, StudyAdelaide

9.40am – 10.40am Student panel

Current onshore students sharing their experiences on mental health, racism, grief and not being able to return home.

10.40am – 11.00am Morning Tea Break
11.00am– 11.30am Mental Health of International Students through COVID and How to provide supprort

Tingting Zhou – Community and Peer Support Educator, Relationships Australia SA

11.30am – 12.00pm Industry panel on racism


12.00pm – 12.30pm Grief, supporting your students and yourself

Jacinta Durrant – Student Counsellor, The University of Adelaide

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch and AGM
1.30 – 2.00pm The return of high school students to South Australia

Narelle Slivak – Director, International Education, Department of Education

Emma Norris – International Student Services Coordinator, Immanuel College

2.00pm – 3.00pm Workshop – Welcoming students back to Australia

Facilitator – Anneliese Elmendorp – Student Services Coordinator, Carnegie Mellon University

3.00pm-3.15pm Summary and close

Followed by networking and drinks at The Gallery on Waymouth



9:15 am - 3:15 pm AEDT


Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens Building, 220 Victoria Square, Adelaide
220 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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ABN: 42 335 124 078


Email: isana@isana.org.au

Level 6, 152 Macquarie St
Hobart  TAS  7000

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